Charlton Athletic may be flying high in League One this season, however, the January transfer window has not been too kind to them.
Lee Bowyer has seen both Jed Steer and Karlan Grant leave the club this winter meaning The Addicks lost two of their key men from the first half of the campaign.
Steer had been a huge figure for the club in goal, having kept six clean sheets in his 19 League One appearances before being recalled by Aston Villa.
Grant has been crucial for The Valley outfit at the other end of the field, having hit 14 goals in his 28 league matches and was one of the main reason’s Charlton find themselves in a solid position, but he has now joined Premier League outfit Huddersfield Town.
Chris Maxwell has been brought in to the club on loan from Preston North End to try and fill the void that Steer has left, however, with the striker’s exit coming so late in the transfer window, what does the future hold for Charlton’s promotion aims?
Lyle Taylor has been a standout for The Addicks as well this season since joining from AFC Wimbledon, however, he recently picked up a red card and will be unavailable for the next two matches.
Igor Vetokele has just started his recovery from injury, however, he is yet to score in his nine appearances for the club so far, whilst Joe Aribo is the next top goal scorer with five for the club and he is out on the sidelines.
It would be difficult to imagine that Bowyer and Charlton did not have a player lined up to replace Grant in the eventuality that he would leave The Valley, however, with Thursday’s deadline looming ever closer, it remains to be seen if whether they do manage to find a proven goalscorer to ease the 21-year-old’s departure.
If The Addicks do not manage to get a deal across the line, then their promotion aims will surely hang in the balance after what could be considered a horrendous January.
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